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YHS Dragon-Chronicles – Finale

It’s been one week since Dragon Con ended (and no I’m not sorry that you now have Barenaked Ladies in you’re head now because that song is dope) and it’s time for me to detail the last three tips from my 10 Dragon Con Tips From 10 Years series! That’s right folks, I’m steamrolling you with three tips at once, so brace yourselves. The good news is my PCD has thankfully subsided (Post Con Depression)…

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YHS Dragon-Chronicles Pt. 7- Go To At Least One Panel!

Hello again! I’m sorry, did I interrupt your obligatory twenty-four hour post-Dragon Con scroll through Facebook? I know what you’re doing. You’re looking for photos of yourself in that one costume that you only had on for an hour but worked half the year on. I know this because I’m doing the same thing too right now, friend. Facebook and Instagram are fantastic vehicles for traveling back to last weekend and reliving the rush on…

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YHS Dragon-Chronicles Pt. 6 – The 5-2-1 Rule (Self-Care)

Hello Dragonfolk! I’m BACK from Dragon Con 2018 and I’m alive and supercharged on con vibes and party juices. Full disclosure, I’m quietly battling a little post-con depression (PCD) at the moment. Dragon Con wrapped up yesterday and I packed up all of my belongings into suitcases and backpacks and took the long, somber ride home. I put off unpacking for the first few hours, decided it was a good time to set up my…

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YHS Dragon-Chronicles Pt. 5- Snacks! (Bring ‘Em)

Welcome back to another installment of my Top Ten Hottest Dragon Con Tips, y’all! It’s time for tip number five so crack open a can of something carbonated and fix yourself a little something sweet and or salty because this tip is all about edibles. Not those edibles (although Dragon Con is a great place for those too), I’m talking about snacks and beverages! That’s right, Tip Number 5 is basically don’t forget to eat.…

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YHS Dragon-Chronicles Pt. 4- Comfy Shoes! (Need ‘Em)

Guess who hasn’t done any work on her belts? This gal! I’m okay with this. Honestly, writing these memories and tidbits out every day over this last week has really helped me personally to feel mentally prepped for Dragon Con next week. I say that now, but I am also aware that there will be a point next week where I’m running around covered in loops of duct tape and half an arena weathered Padme…

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Dragon-Chronicles Pt. 2 – Wherever You Are Is Where The Party Is! (Stay Present)

Hello again con-friends! How is everyone doing? Are you any closer to finishing the fifteen additional last minute costumes you just added? No? Good! Neither am I! Truthfully I still have so much work to do on all four of my costumes for this year that I technically don’t even have time to be writing this, but I digress. I brought you all here for a reason today, we need to keep talking about Dragon…

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Dragon-Chronicles Pt. 1: 10 Tips From 10 Years

Happy pre-con week, y’all! Pre-con is a term I just made up that encapsulates the one week period occurring directly before a major sci-fi/horror/movie convention ie. Star Wars Celebration, Spooky Empire, SDCC, and most prominently- DRAGON CON (or if you’re costume-mash-up-guy running around in a dragon mask and a Star Trek Captain’s Uniform “DRAGON KHAAN!!!”). It’s basically crunch week for us costumed dudes and dudettes who love things like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Ghostbusters…

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